This exceptional antique George V 9 ct yellow gold cheroot/cigar case has a plain rectangular rounded form.
The case has a subtly curved form proffering a comfortable fit in the majority of pockets.
The plain surface of the case is embellished with the contemporary engraved monograph initials 'Fh' to the centre of the cover.
This yellow gold cigar case is fitted with a curved thumbpiece and push fit catch, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.
The interior of this antique cigar case is fitted with the original retaining strap to one side.
The hallmarks struck to the interior of this impressive 9 ct gold case include:
Maker's mark: D&F (Deakin & Francis Ltd )
Assay mark: Birmingham, England
Date mark: n (1912)
Gold quality/purity mark: 9, .375 (9 carat)
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